Birkenhead Sixth Form College

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Birkenhead Sixth Form College
The Sixth Form College, Birkenhead Official Logo.jpg
College logo since 2013
Type Sixth form college
Established 1988
Principal Kathryn Podmore
Deputy principal Mike Kilbride
Location Park Road West, Claughton Village, Birkenhead, CH43 8SQ

Birkenhead Sixth Form College is a centre of academic excellence, specialising in A Level & BTEC education and is rated as 'Outstanding' by Ofsted. It is Wirral’s specialist Sixth Form College and is one of just 94 specialist sixth form colleges across England. It is also the only sixth form college in Wirral with teachers that are specialists in A-Level provision.

The college specialises in A-Level, BTEC, CACHE and GCSE education for 16 to 19-year-olds across Wirral.[1] The college offers the widest range of A-Level programmes in the Wirral area[citation needed] which can be studied in any combination.


Birkenhead Sixth Form College is situated in Claughton Village, near Birkenhead Park on the Wirral peninsula within the county of Merseyside. The college is easily reached by road and rail; Birkenhead Park railway station is situated nearby and a variety of local bus routes serve the area.


Birkenhead Sixth Form College underwent a £3.5 million refurbishment which was completed in 2014. [2] This saw the addition of:

  • New School of Art and Design
  • New Humanities building
  • New Science Laboratories
  • New Learning Support area
  • 8SQ
  • New Reception and frontage

The refurbishment was led by Rachel Clegg, a former student of The Sixth Form College who is now a practising Architect.

Celebrating 25 Years[edit]

In 2013, The Sixth Form College, Birkenhead celebrated its 25th year as Wirral’s specialist Sixth Form College.[3] The college was first founded in 1988.


  1. ^ "The Sixth Form College - Birkenhead, Wirral". 2016-09-29. Retrieved 2016-10-09. 
  2. ^ "Birkenhead Sixth Form College". Retrieved 2016-10-09. 
  3. ^ "25th Anniversary Gala Celebration | The Sixth Form College - Birkenhead, Wirral". Retrieved 2016-10-09. 

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Coordinates: 53°23′42″N 3°03′17″W / 53.3949°N 3.0547°W / 53.3949; -3.0547